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About the commission

The Landmarks Commission was established to safeguard the city’s historic and cultural heritage and promote the use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the city.

Upcoming meetings

The Landmarks Commission usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m..

October 4, 2023, 6:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

November 1, 2023, 6:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Staff liaison

Alyssa Schrems
Planner II

Before beginning any exterior renovation project that would change the appearance, material, or character of a historic structure, please contact Community Development to discuss your project and schedule site visits.


Jim Jansen   C
local history
1/13/2021Mayor12/31/2023 1st
Jolene Thomson   VC
1/9/2013Ward 1-a12/31/2023 3rd
Camron Settlemier  
local history
5/10/2023Ward 2-a12/31/2024
Mason Cox  
5/10/2023Ward 3-a12/31/2024
Chad Robinson  
2/12/2020Ward 2-b12/31/2025 2nd
Bill Ryals  
9/12/2012Ward 1-b12/31/2025 4th
Rayne Legras  
real estate
4/14/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2025 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 2.76

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: Each member shall have demonstrable knowledge, interest, or competence in historic preservation and additionally in one of the following fields: architecture, landscape architecture, history, art history, education, construction, real estate, development, urban planning, archaeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, local history, or related disciplines.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

October 4, 2023    
September 6, 2023    
August 2, 2023   
June 7, 2023   
May 3, 2023   
April 19, 2023   
April 5, 2023 n/a 
March 1, 2023   
February 1, 2023   
January 4, 2023   
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.
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